It’s the creation of Panil mark and characterizes it since the beginning from the other italian breweries. It’s the first italian beer seasoned in big oak barriques, used before for the ageing of the wine. Some strains of lactic and acetic bacterias donate it a sour note, prevailing on the oaky and vinous hints, with the wet notes of the cellar. Surely, it is one of our most appreciated beers abroad, original and elegant, it’s a brown top-fermented beer aged in oak barrels, with a resolute alchool content. Amazing with pickles and bittersweet vegetables, bottarga, red and wild meats.
|So it all started... He put a glass in my hands and told me ”look for something inside it”. I’ve found a world in it! A world made of hands, of glances, of acts... This is what a glass can tell you... You have to go beyond the appearances and know to listen... First, satisfy the view, then let you elate by its smell and just after you’ll satisfy your mouth... But without hurry...like with the women! Be sure that what you’re drinking is true and natural. Filippo Polidori (by the kindly concession of the autor, great friend of Panil) The tradition of Losi family in the artisanal production of the typical wines of Colli di Parma, matches the history of Torrechiara from the 60’s and before. Since the beginning of the ’900, the grandpa Renzo has started to commercialize wines in the small village of Pasiorello, some Km. to Langhirano. Thank to the passion of Renzo Losi, the son of the owner and first inventor of our brewery, at the beginning of the new millenium, near the production of wines, we’ve started to brew craft beers. Our beers are severely unpasteurized and unfiltered, and slowly, they became a point of power in our company, as in the whole Italy. Peculiarity of the production by Birrificio Torrechiara and its beers called Panil, is the strict connection with the wine world, from where the beers were inspired. Infact, our first experiment in Italy was the ageing in oak barrels; the same barrels that have contained the wines of our cellar; and to produce beers by spontaneous fermentation useing wild autochthonous yeasts, without the need of human hands. The first beers brewed in Parma were inspired by the belgian tradition, but with a great italian mark (or ”parmisan”, if you want), and they are all top-fermented and bottle-conditioned (refermentation in the bottle), and sometimes aged in oak barrels (triple-fermentation). The first fermentation happens in the fermenter, a second in the bottle (bottle-conditioning), and sometimes, another one in oak barrels. During the brewing process we don’t add any additives, but only barley malt, cereals, hops and yeast. Taste, drinkability and honest prices are always part of the philosophy of Panil mark, with the absolute naturalness of the ingredients and the process of production. We make 7 different beers, of which, oak aged and wild-fermented ales are the most appreciated abroad. These beers are: Panil Ambre, Panil Bionda, Panil Brune, Panil Barriquee, Panil Enhanced, Panil Raphael, Divina. Recently, we have introduced a new alternative, an innovative product in the beer-world: the Liquore alla Birra Panil (a liquor made by the beer).|